SAA from this winter will operate SA209 WeFrSu <acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym>-<acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) (CPT / FACT), South Africa">CPT</acronym>-SID-<acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield In...Jump to post
Like and appreciate rather than love - good efficient on time service on clean new well equiped aircraft (although STILL NO PTV on Long-haul - come <acronym title="Air Nauru">ON</acronym> guys ! Get with the 21st century) - ground and cabin staff polite, attentive and generally helpful. As customers...Jump to post
Was the Spruce Goose ever going to be a passenger aircraft ? If so, how many pax, what sort of accomodations. Bearing in mind that in those days the flying boats were pretty luxurious anyway, I imagine that the Spruce Goose would have been spectacular !Jump to post
Airborne ! I hadn't thought about The Date, but I will between Zurich and Boston on AA6212*LX52 (Airbus A330-200), probably about halfway - nice and symbolic, halfway across the Atlantic on board a stellar European aircraft operated by a practically bankrupt European carrier on behalf of a slightly ...Jump to post
I flew once <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>-<acronym title="Johannesburg...Jump to post
Chokes me up just reading the original posts - I was working at <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> at the time in London, the whole place ground to a halt while we watched live on BBC - it was horrific. My sister in law was supposed to be travelling <acronym title="Boston - General Edward...Jump to post
Well now, be fair to Greg - in all seriousness, everyone is entitled to the due process of law, no matter how heinous the crime of which they are accused - Innocent Until Proven Guilty. And due process includes a legal defence.
That's criminal law - I still don't agree with the lawsuit, however.
BA definitely have it, so do <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>, <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym>, <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym>, <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>, <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>, <acronym title="Royal...Jump to post
The whale-tail looks nice for Delta, but it will look pretty wierd with a more geometric tail design eg. <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> or SAA. Besides, I'm wondering if Joe Passenger will go for it - it does looks like its been left in the sun too long and warped. And what's with the slig...Jump to post
A stop is nice, but not in SID - its a windswept rock with a portakabin airport. I've done the <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acr...Jump to post
Do they have customers for it yet ? AB waited till they had letters of intent for 100 aircraft before giving the go ahead for the A380, didn't they ? Or is this the go ahead to go and try and find customers ?Jump to post
Are Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> going to name their A320's ? I think the Maori names sound wonderful - I flew a 767-200ER <acronym title="Nadi - International (NAN / NFFN), Fiji">NAN</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA ...Jump to post
That's nice - but just not that sharksfin tail - makes it look like its got a surfboard strapped to the roofrack.Jump to post
Airlines from many Islamic countries are completely alcohol-free - Saudia defintiely is, I'm not sure which others (probably Iran Air).
Might be worth some of the UK charter airlines giving it a try, to stop all the soccer-kitted spamheads from fighting and vomiting over each other.
Who don't fly to <acronym title="Chambery / Aix-les-Bains - Voglans (CMF / LFLB), France">CMF</acronym> - Ryanair or <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> - I don't think <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> ever did, did they ? Nobody does now, according to Amadeus anyway. And sorry, but it ...Jump to post
I've taken some or other train from Luton to London, can't remember which of the bloodsucking plutocrat train companies operated it - its not too bad though, if you get the one with only a few stops. Don't get off at Kings X though, go on to Farringdon - you just have to cross platforms to get on th...Jump to post
I am a UK citizen too, but carry a French carte de sejour <acronym title="Normandie Aviation (France)">ID</acronym> because I live in France. I say "carry" - it lives in my wallet. Nobody in the 2 years I've lived here has ever asked to see it (except when I get parcels at the post office). I have n...Jump to post
No reason why not - <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> already operate <acronym title="Kuala Lumpur - International (Sepang) (KUL / WMKK), Malaysia">KUL</acronym>-<acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym>-<acronym title="Cape Town...Jump to post
LCC's are the very antithesis of alliance-forming airlines 1. LCC's (except <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> I think) don't interline - period. No interline luggage, no ticketing agreements, often no through check-in - in the case of European LCC's, they won't even through chec...Jump to post
For Nice: Service to another US gateway - <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>/<acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>/<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD /...Jump to post
If Maynard Jackson's family turn down the International Terminal, how about they name it after someone REALLY controversial Robert E. Lee International Terminal It has a ring, don't you think ? <img src="/discussions/graphics/devil.gif" ALT="Acting devilish"><br><br>[Edited 2003-09-10 17:30:18]Jump to post
It shouldn't really be up to the family anyway - to 'insist' that something be named after your deceased relative, however wonderful a human being they may have been, is pretty tacky. The naming of anything after anybody should be a spontaneous gesture of appreciation and respect by uninvolved parti...Jump to post
I guess unless there is or was something actually wrong with the Mayor Hartsfield the airport is currently named after (eg. if he was the Grand Dragon of the KKK or something), then they should leave it alone. If Mr. Hartsfield did a good enough job in his time to warrant getting the airport named a...Jump to post
<b>JETBLUE: Cheap,yet so very sheik!! (Think Wal-mart with a touch of Saks 5th Ave.)</b> Is <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> owned by Arabs now ? The word you are looking for I think is "chic" If you're going to mock the French, at least spell their words right <img src="/di...Jump to post
JAL's seatmap for JL742/29SEP as 5 Rows downstairs and 4 upstairs, implying its a 747 classic. ** <acronym title="Japan Airlines">JL</acronym> - JAPAN AIRLINES ** -JL0742C29SEP MNLNRT 747 ZONE <acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym> <acronym title="Asheville - Regional (AVL / KAVL), USA - Nor...Jump to post
BOAC It wasn't a swift, or any real bird I don't think - it was called the Speedbird (hence the callsign) The red and blue boomerang they have nowadays is called the Speedmarque (stupid name - sounds like one of those dubious UK Government customer service standard things, like the Coachmarque - yuk).Jump to post
Like it or not, it's a litigous society. I'm only a cog on that wheel. Get over it.
Sounds a bit like " I was just following orders... "
Everyone has to live with their own conscience, I guess.
I wonder how <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym> vv does ? <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and <acronym title="South African Airways">SA</acronym...Jump to post
Contrails - don't say France ! We may some issues here, but we don't deserve this bunch...Jump to post
Are you allowed to ask what colour code has been assigned to you ? So you then know not to even bother going to security if its got you as a Red. Surely you have the right to know, this is standard Data Protection protocol stuff - or don't they have that in America ?Jump to post
Greg, How can it be in anyone's interests to sue the owners of a building that got hit by a hijacked plane ? How can the owners of the building possibly have any responsiblity for that ? Clients are advised by lawyers as to who may bear responsibility and thus liability for damages they have suffere...Jump to post
How is it possible to sue the owners of the World Trade Center for a plane hitting it ? Er, its a 3 million foot high building, that can't exactly dodge out of the way. You might as well sue an airport if a plane crashes on the runway, for having put the runway in the way ! Not to be funny or anythi...Jump to post
I have no argument about false advertising - there should be rules for everyone and everyone should stick to them. <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> might be profitable, good luck to them. Personally I dislike and distrust their product and am lucky enough not to have to fly on them. P...Jump to post
As a non-US citizen, I'm assuming I won't show up in any of the FBI's databases, never having been arrested for anything - what will CAPPS 2 do if it can't find you - have you burnt at the stake ?
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